Sunday, May 13, 2012

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

We had made a booking to stay at the Cape Range National Park which borders
the Ningaloo Coastal Reef for some fifty kilometres. The southern end of
the national park is about eighty kilometres from the town of Exmouth and it
is necessary to drive to the tip of the peninsula and then commence the trip
south down the coast.

At the tip of the peninsula there is an operating lighthouse. This is a
popular place for tourists to visit for two reasons - obviously one is the
view and secondly coming from the national park it is the first place where
telephone and internet reception is available. It is not unusual to see
car loads of people sitting with either computers on their knees or
telephones to their ears. We are always amazed how information of where to
gain access to the internet travels amongst backpackers.

The view from the lighthouse back towards the tip of the peninsula and then
to Exmouth is great. There is also a World War II radar station relic.

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